Originally published in 1972, this volume, supplemented extensively with maps and tables, and employing sophisticated institutional and empirical analyses, discusses a number of important issues relating to the viability of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the natural environment. The author concludes that exploiting North Slope oil was justifiable as a calculated risk, although an alternative route and transport mode to the Midwest of eastern market would be more attractive than TAP.
1. An Economic Analysis of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline 2. Some Environmental Considerations 3. An Economic Analysis of Alternative Overland Pipeline Routes Through Canada 4. Some Further Economic and Institutional Comparisons of Alternative Transport Systems 5. Supply and Demand Imbalances 6. the Case Against TAP: Conclusions of the Analysis Summarized. Appendix A: Recent Trends in the US Crude Oil Industry B: Summary of Expected Environmental Impacts of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline C. A Comparison of the Employment Impact of Alternative Routes on the State of Alaska